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Great car for the price
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By john
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1991 Ford Tempo L 2dr Coupe


Review

I've had the car for about 7 months now, and haven't had any problems with it. Everything works great. The motor, transmission, radio, a/c, no electrical problems. It doesn't even burn much oil for such an old car. I go at least 500 miles without having to add a quart. The only problem I have with it is the lack of power. It is the slowest thing I've ever driven. Other than that it's been extremely reliable and smooth.


Favorite Features

Great gas mileage. I get 27 city, 35 highway.


Suggested Improvements

It needs more power and a tachometer.


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Not pretty, but pretty reliable
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By Elisa
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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Many electrical problems, oil leaks, make sure you get the ignition switch replaced (it was recalled for this), had trouble with the starter twice in 2 years, but it has the engine that just won't die. It was always pretty reliable. The transmission didn't need replacing until 145,000 miles. The design of the radio/air conditioner switches is horrible and breaks easily. The seats are very comfortable and it rides pretty smoothly for a small car. It isn't much to look at but the paint lasts a long time with no rust. Just about everything else will fall off but the engine will keep going!


Favorite Features

The comfortable seats and smooth ride, pretty reliable engine.


Suggested Improvements

Everything else.


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American engineering at it's worst!!
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By Kyle Brautigan
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1991 Ford Tempo 4dr Sedan AWD


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This car is horrible.We decided to buy the all wheel drive version. We tried to use it in winter and I noticed it did not work well. We took it to the dealership and after about 2 years of ownership we found the a.w.d wasn't even working. It was the main reason I purchased the car. The car has stalled numerous times, has broken down and been needed repaired about weekly. It never starts on winter mornings and the drivers seat is broken and slouches back to one side. Poor quality across the board. I will find it difficult to buy a Ford again after this car. YIKES!!


Favorite Features

Fairly comfortble


Suggested Improvements

Bad 3 speed auto, Better build quality and interior quality, reliability, everything!! Stay away from this car!


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This Car Catches on Fire!!!
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By Serafima
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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I have had my '91 tempo for about 9 months, and just the other day, it burst into flames on the highway. It turns out, in 1996, Ford had a recall on several of their models that were built with a malfunctioning ignition swtich between the years 1988 and 1993. If you buy the car, make sure you get the free installation of the new ignition switch, otherwise, prepare to back up traffic while you watch your poor little car die in it's own bonfire. Enjoy your new tempo!


Suggested Improvements

Ummm...Ignition Switch.


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Not a Real Car
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By native
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1991 Ford Tempo LX 4dr Sedan


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Well, it might as well have been made of aluminum foil. Things fell off of it, out of it, but unfortunately nothing fell on it. Repairs were costly and difficult. And the best part was when it set on fire. Oh, yes, that was fun.


Favorite Features

I liked that it wasn't made of Scotch tape.


Suggested Improvements

Not applicable. Ford doesn't make it anymore, so that's the improvement.


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My opinion
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By Scott02
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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Car runs fine, but the transmission went out at 165000 then I replaced it now still runs fine. but trying to sell it now do to lack of space ware I live.


Favorite Features

Comfort drives very nice on the highway, nice to take on trips


Suggested Improvements

None


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great car
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By tempo/topaz
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1991 Ford Tempo GLS 2dr Coupe


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an awesome car, check them out on tempotopaz.com


Favorite Features

great style and ride


Suggested Improvements

bring them back in 2005


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Worst car ever.
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By ford hater
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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Something has went wrong with this car every month that I've had it. Then when you try to fix something it is hard to get at and you end up breaking something else.


Favorite Features

nothing


Suggested Improvements

everything Thank God they don't make these anymore


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Thank God they are no longer built!
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By Claude Moore
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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Rrom the get-go, the Ford Tempo was an American car company's attempt to take sales away from Honda, Toyota and Nissan, but not having good engineering or high quality/dependability in it's product. Even now in late 2002 US car companies are still playing "catchup" with Honda and Toyota in virtually all their products at Ford, Gm and Chrysler- -when will we ever get it right?


Favorite Features

The horn--it was dependable!


Suggested Improvements

Oh dear, where to begin..........


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